Numazu is a small city of about 200,000 people on the coast of Shizuoka. On clear days you have good views of Mount Fuji from the beaches, and the hills surrounding Numazu offer good hiking opportunities with terrific view over the town and the bay. Most people who visit Numazu do so because of its convenience to the Izu Penninsula. Due to its location Numazu is a good spot for taking ferries to the Izu Peninsula, as it is a major station on the Tokaido Main Line. The Harbor area is interesting. One feature worth visiting is the huge gate protecting the harbor and local residents from the destruction caused by storm surges.